Top 10 Things to Look Forward to this Fall

IMG_18201. Worship!

We’re back to our program year worship schedule with services at 9 and 11 a.m., and 5 p.m. Our morning services are more traditional and our evening first@five service is more contemporary.

partners in christ service cover2. Called as Partners in Christ’s Service

Our new fall series, “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”—encompasses worship and study, focusing on our calling to do mission and put our faith in action. Pick up your copy of the sermon and study guide (the book of the same name) at the Hospitality Desk for $10.

Confirmands20153. Sunday School and Confirmation Class

It’s back to Sunday School for preschoolers through 7th graders. Our Faith Formation team has exciting lessons planned that tie Bible stories and faith to daily life. We gather on Sundays at 9 a.m. Find more info at and

Confirmation is for 8th graders and meets from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Confirmation is a time for each young person to explore their faith as they learn about the Christian and Presbyterian traditions. More information about confirmation can be found at

Senior High Youth Group4. Youth Group

Grab your friends for pizza dinner, relationship-building games, and prayer with Youth Group! Fifth through 8th graders meet every month in the Youth Lounge and senior high students meet on Sunday nights. Get more info and

dsc_05695. Fellowship and PumpkinFest

We have numerous fellowship opportunities this fall including Sunday fellowship coffee hours at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and a light dinner 6 p.m. Be on the lookout for other connection opportunities as well, like our annual PumpkinFest, this year to be held on Oct. 16, after 9 a.m. worship.

dmcnerney26. 2016 Theologian in Residence

Our Mission partner Rev. Dan McNerney will share his insights on what God is doing in the Middle East among Christians and Muslims. His talks will be held on Sundays at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall, Sept. 18 – Oct. 2.

IMG_14397. Music

Our music ministry is back in session! High schoolers, college students and other adults are invited to participate in the Sanctuary Choir, first@five  music group and/or adult bell choirs. All children ages 4 through 8th grade are invited to participate in our children’s choirs. Third through 8th graders are invited to join the new Youth Chime Choir! Find the rehearsal schedules and contact info for the Sanctuary Choir, Children’s Choirs, Lakeminster Ringers, Chancel Bells and the first@five music group at

Please note that the Sanctuary Choir now rehearses in Fellowship Hall West and the children rehearse in Room 012.

Rummage8. Fall Rummage Sale

Get everything you need at great price at the Fall Rummage Sale, Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. You can also get a chance to shop at the workers pre-sale on Friday, Sept. 30, from 1 – 4 p.m. if you volunteer to work 4+ hours during set-up days. Go to to sign up.

bernies9. Service Project at Bernie’s Book Bank

Put your faith into action at our Mission-sponsored service project at Bernie’s Book Bank on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 – 11 a.m. Get more info and sign up to join at

epworth_view_110. Family Retreat

Save the dates for our next Family Retreat! We’ll be heading up to the Wesley Woods Retreat Center in Williams Bay, Wis., the weekend of Oct. 28 – 30, for three days of fun, fellowship and faith. Be on the look-out for registration information!

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